Not only does your home’s energy efficiency give you a clue about how efficiently your heating and cooling system is running, but it gives you a means to save more money. Improving your home’s energy efficiency doesn’t have to be a giant, costly project. There are several simple ways to do it: replacing your furnace filters when needed, using a programmable thermostat and keeping lights and electronics off when you don’t need them.
The efficiency of your HVAC system can make a huge impact when it comes to saving money on energy. The unforgiving winter and summer months in Muldrow mean your HVAC system will be working overtime, so now is the time to ensure it’s running efficiently. Your wallet will thank you.
If your air filters are full of debris, it’s harder for air to pass through them. This makes your heating and cooling system work harder than it should, and sends your energy efficiency spiraling. Not only that, but this extra work can cause unnecessary wear and tear on your system that could result in your replacing it before you’d have to. Plus, clean filters give you more comfortable, clean air in your home.
When you’re thinking about the energy efficiency of your heating and cooling system, you need to take into account its age. In general, newer systems are notably more efficient. Be sure to take that in consideration when you need to make repairs to an older system. The normal lifespan of an HVAC system is 12 to 15 years. So, if your system is close to that age, consider the cost of repair with the cost of a new system, factoring in any energy rebates and the cost savings you’ll see on your monthly bills.
Here are even more steps to make your home more energy efficient:
- Make sure your home is insulated properly.
- Be on the lookout for air leaks around your doors and windows and seal them and/or add weatherstripping.
- Keep your kitchen and laundry appliances clean, especially where they have ventilation.
Making your home more energy efficient can be simple, especially when our team at Air Service Co. in Muldrow is happy to help. No matter if you’re looking for ideas to keep your current system running more efficiently or you’re planning to replace it, call us at 918-212-8943. We’re always here to help!